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This week in the future of cars: taming the jungle

April 20, 2018

Via: Wired

OFTEN, STREETS ARE a futile exercise in organizing disorder. Cars are meant to go here, walkers there, cyclists in that shoddy excuse for a bike path—yet no one’s that great at staying in their lane. This month, the chaos got […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Uber Makes Peace With a Data-Sharing Deal for Cities

April 16, 2018

Via: Wired

THE TRUCE BETWEEN two old foes—city governments and secretive private companies like Uber—began at the curb. If you think the curb seems an unlikely Appomattox, you haven’t been pay attention. Today, the curb represents the most contested space in the […]


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Tesla’s Autopilot Fight, Uber’s Bikes, and More Car News This Week

April 13, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS WEEK, WE learned the future of the car is not owning one—at least not if Uber gets its way. The ride-hailing giant came out with twin announcements: On Monday, it said it would acquire the bike-share company Jump, in […]


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This Week in the Future of Cars: Working Through the Chaos

April 6, 2018

Via: Wired

ABOUT 8 MONTHS ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned his troops that building the Model 3 would require “production hell.” For once, the man known to sometimes be a bit too optimistic about timelines nailed it. Last year’s Tesla’s production […]


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California Starts Accepting Applications for Driverless Car Permits

April 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

California began accepting applications April 2 for permits to deploy self-driving cars on public roads without a human backup driver at the wheel. Recent fatal crashes by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona and a Tesla car operating in semiautonomous […]


Impact & Regulations

Arizona Governor Indefinitely Suspends Uber is Testing Of Self-Driving Cars

March 27, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

A fatal crash involving a self-driving Uber vehicle has prompted Arizona’s governor to order the ride-sharing company to cease testing of its autonomous vehicles on the state’s public roadways. In a letter addressed to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Gov. Doug […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Regulators Are Asleep at the Wheel on Self-Driving Cars

March 26, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The companies and officials influencing the development of self-driving technology offered a wide variety of reactions to the death of a pedestrian struck by an Uber autonomous vehicle March 18. Uber Technologies Inc. suspended the testing of its self-driving cars […]


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This week in the future of cars: a fatal Uber crash, and a tempest of questions

March 23, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU’VE SPENT enough time with the people building self-driving cars, you’ll know they’ve seen this coming for a while. No matter how good the tech, no matter how much better than humans it might be—eventually, everyone agreed, someone would […]


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Uber Freight Introduces Discount Program for Fuel, Parts, Trucks

March 21, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Uber Freight has introduced a discount program that provides savings on fuel, parts and even new and used truck purchases to carriers using its load-matching mobile app. Offers available through the Uber Freight Plus program include a fuel card provided […]


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Uber Halts Autonomous-Car Testing After Fatal Arizona Crash

March 19, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A self-driving car from Uber Technologies Inc. hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, on March 18 evening, what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving a driverless vehicle. The woman was crossing the road when the Uber vehicle, […]